Creamy Chow Mein Chicken Recipe

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Looking for something different to take to potlucks? Look no further. With this tasty alternative, Mary Edwards of Vacaville, California turns basic pantry items into a tempting Asian delight.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) chow mein noodles, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, undrained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, undrained
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 339 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 784mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Sprinkle half of the chow mein noodles into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a bowl, combine the chicken, celery, onion, soups, milk, water chestnuts, mushrooms and cashews. Spoon over the noodles; top with remaining noodles. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Chow Mein Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p61

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 79452
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011 Edited Feb. 1, 2015

"Made it with turkey and through it out and made something else for dinner."

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